Programme Manager

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Job Location: 
London SE1
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a full time job position
Job Duration: 
Exact Salary: 
£40,683- £48,050 + 8% pension contribution
Salary and Benefits: 

Hours: Full-time 35hrs per week with an expectation of some out of hours working (Flexibility)

Holidays: 25 days per annum, pro rata plus working days between Christmas and New Year, plus statutory bank holidays

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £40,683- £48,050 + 8% pension contribution

Deadline: Monday 25 March 2019 at 9am

Number of vacancies: 
Job starts now: 
I would like to receive applications from residents in: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

We are looking for an accomplished programme manager with excellent people skills and a passion for improving the quality of jobs around the world. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of initiatives that aim to influence the way large listed companies (and investors in these companies) respond to issues affecting workers in direct operations and supply chains. They will work closely with the Head of Programmes and Finance on the strategy and funding models to achieve the vision of our initiative.

The successful applicant will be a champion for ‘social’ issues within the ESG spectrum. They must have subject matter expertise on employment practices and an understanding of responsible investment. They will be an expert and influencer by stakeholders and will be responsible for managing and developing key external relationships, from NGOs to institutional investors. They will help the team they manage to deliver success in our existing projects and be responsible for securing future funding.


  • Lead and manage a high-performing team, ensuring that they are empowered to shape their own work whilst supporting them to deliver effectively
  • Oversee the project campaigns, helping the team to design and deliver ambitious but achievable plans, managing risks and spotting opportunities
  • Work with the Head of Programmes & Finance and the Head of Communications & Fundraising to identify and secure new funding for our existing programme and develop new areas of work aligned to current projects
  • Represent us and promote the programme at events and presentations; develop and manage identified key stakeholder relationships that will support our work
  • Ensure all administration, data management and reporting requirements for the programme are effectively addressed and that funders are kept up to date with our work
  • Manage and coordinate programme stakeholder and advisory groups.

Person specification

We are looking for a passionate, determined individual, with the following experience and skills:


  • Strong programme and people management skills, with an emphasis on providing leadership for complex external facing campaigns or projects with multiple stakeholders
  • An excellent understanding of workforce issues and labour standards, ideally with an international perspective, and the related risks and issues that impact on society and the economy
  • Ambitious and determined individual – setting high standards and achieving them
  • Clear, strategic thinker able to manage competing priorities
  • Fundraising or business development experience
  • Evidence of experience in making change happen – ideally using a mix of approaches
  • Excellent communications and stakeholder management ability, comfortable communicating and influencing at a senior level, and able to flex communication style accordingly
  • Confidence in acting as a spokesperson at external events and in the media
  • Good analytical skills – the ability to quickly get to grips with new and complex subject areas, assimilate information, pull out relevant points and communicate them effectively
  • Considered judgement with demonstrable political ‘nous’
  • A team player and excellent people manager with a strong commitment to collaborative working and our values of accountability and transparency
  • A demonstrable understanding of how the commercial world functions and makes decisions – this may come from experience working in the private sector, from consultancy, from time in the investment world or from working for an NGO that tries to influence company behaviour.


  • Understanding of (or experience working within) the investment industry
  • Understanding of responsible investment and corporate governance
  • Understanding of research design and its use as a tool for influencing change
  • Knowledge and experience of using Salesforce as a CRM
  • Understanding of GDPR and how it relates to the workplace.

How to apply

Please send us an up to date CV and cover letter (your cover letter should be no more than one side of A4). Please describe why you would be perfect for this job. Make sure your application clearly explains your interests and the skills you would bring to the role. Please note that we are unable to progress applications that do not include all the asked-for information.

Deadline for applications - Monday 25 March 2019 at 9am.

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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